Cheng-Yao Liu

Cheng-Yao Liu


I am a second-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Before enrolling in the Ph.D. programme, I received an MA degree in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London. I was awarded a full research scholarship that jointly granted by the University of Leeds and the China Scholarship Council. My previous work experiences include marketing, digital media production, and project management for a theatre management company in Shanghai and an international fashion design education project in the UK and China. My current Ph.D. research project is about professional video production on Chinese online video-sharing platforms.  

Research interests

  • Creative Labour Studies
  • Media, Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Media Production Studies
  • Online Screen Industries and Video-Sharing Platforms in China
  • Production Culture
  • Platform Studies


  • Ph.D. Candidate, University of Leeds
  • MA Cultural & Creative Industries, King's College London